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Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 29/09/2017


Life’s greatest achievements aren’t always through academic education but through other fields.


That was one of the encouraging words from a famous Tongan Artist Visesio Siasau living in New Zealand.


He also says it is important to use our talents wisely for we can make a living out of it.


His goal is to continue to educate and raise the capacity of contemporary Tongan arts and to create pathways for Tongan artists in an international context.


Siasau is an internationally known artist who has studied and worked for many years in New Zealand and has achieved so many awards regarding his piecework.


Today, he was able to display his magnificent artworks, showcasing the voyage of Captain James Cook to the Kingdom of Tonga and his travel through the broader Pacific, including New Zealand and is free for anyone who wishes to attend but particularly those who have a great interest in art.


The theme of this program was ‘1773-‘Inasi-First Fruits:The Voyage of Captain James Cook to the Kingdom of Tonga.


Attending this program was the Chairman of his Majesty’s Cultural committe, Lord Vaea of Houma who delivered the welcome address, NZ High Comissioner, H.E. Sarah Walsh and Professor Siosiua Lafitani of the Lo’auan University who presented the key note speech.


This art exhibition display will end this Sunday.


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